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Rapt in Plaid

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"Rapt in Plaid" combines reflection, criticism and memoir to illustrate a curious and long-lasting connection between Scottish and Canadian literary traditions. Examples drawn from genres including lyric poetry, narrative romance, war fiction, children's literature, sentimental fiction, thrillers, domestic novels and short stories link Canadian writers such as John Richardson, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Sinclair Ross, Hugh MacLennan, Margaret Laurence and W.O. Mitchell to Scottish writers such as Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Buchan and George Mackay Brown.;A line is traced through each chapter from directly imitative 19th-century Canadian writers to modern Canadian works where Scottish tradition persists, sometimes transformed and sometimes distorted. Lively biographical sketches and close analysis of particular passages by Scottish and Canadian writers are set in the context of multi-cultural, narrative, postmodern and postcolonial theories. This study illuminates the way Scottish ideas and values still wield surprising power in Canadian politics, education, theology, economics and social mores.

This book has been signed by the author.

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Author(s):
Waterston, Elizabeth
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0802047858
ISBN-13:
9780802047854
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press

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"Rapt in Plaid" combines reflection, criticism and memoir to illustrate a curious and long-lasting connection between Scottish and Canadian literary traditions. Examples drawn from genres including lyric poetry, narrative romance, war fiction, children's literature, sentimental fiction, thrillers, domestic novels and short stories link Canadian writers such as John Richardson, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Sinclair Ross, Hugh MacLennan, Margaret Laurence and W.O. Mitchell to Scottish writers such as Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, J.M. Barrie, Robert Louis Stevenson, John Buchan and George Mackay Brown.;A line is traced through each chapter from directly imitative 19th-century Canadian writers to modern Canadian works where Scottish tradition persists, sometimes transformed and sometimes distorted. Lively biographical sketches and close analysis of particular passages by Scottish and Canadian writers are set in the context of multi-cultural, narrative, postmodern and postcolonial theories. This study illuminates the way Scottish ideas and values still wield surprising power in Canadian politics, education, theology, economics and social mores.

This book has been signed by the author.

Added value:
First edition, signed by Author
Author(s):
Waterston, Elizabeth
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0802047858
ISBN-13:
9780802047854
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press

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